Author Archives: Emma

About Emma

Subject Librarian for Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science and Liaison Librarian for Widening Participation and School events.

Winner of the Library Survey prize draw announced!

The Library’s 2017 LibQual survey ran for 4 weeks this February, and we’d like to say thank you, to all 1,509 people who completed the survey questionnaires.  The results give us really useful feedback on our services. We’re currently looking in … Continue reading

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Library helps to shape students of the future

During vacations, the University Library hosts visits for groups of local school students working towards their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Over the inter-semester break we met with around 70 students from three local schools. One of these was a link school … Continue reading

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How archives can reveal the sporting cheats of the past

Recent discoveries by WADA and the IAAF have meant that the issue of doping in sport is making headlines again, but the use of performance-enhancing drugs is not the only way to cheat. Take the modern pentathlon, for example, in … Continue reading

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Young spectators at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships inspired by archives

Some of the younger spectators at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, hosted by the University last week, had fun making colourful team ties inspired by archives. The Modern Pentathlon Collection housed in the Library’s Archives & Research Collections comprises … Continue reading

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Book of the week

Maths is everywhere, often where we don’t even realise. In The joy of X : a guided tour of mathematics, from one to infinity award-winning professor Steven Strogatz acts as our guide as he takes us on a tour of … Continue reading

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Book of the week: Getting started with Raspberry Pi

The more tech-savvy amongst you may have been eagerly awaiting the recent launch of the Raspberry Pi 2. For those interested in dabbling with this neat bit of kit the library have a helpful book to get your started, aptly … Continue reading

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Book of the week!

You may currently be in the throes of revising, or watching others around you in the library doing just that whilst waiting for your turn in the summer. My recommendation for book of the week, mostly because it’s very timely, is … Continue reading

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